|Oceana fish display at National Aquarium|
Estimates show that mislabeling for snapper fillets occurs as high as 77% and in general, seafood mislabeling ranges from 25-70% in different areas. You can protect yourself by shopping at reliable seafood markets, such as BlackSalt, where fish comes in on the round (whole fish) and are butchered on site. It is much harder to mislabel product that is still in its natural state. The more processed the product, the easier it is to disguise its origin and source. Please look into the link below. You will find helpful information provided by Oceana on how to identify mislabeled products and what you can do to combat this problem.